April 5, 2023 – Spring Newsletter is here

Download the latest Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail newsletter with updates about construction of the trail in Sudbury and Concord, purchase and sale agreement of the ROW signed in Framingham and more trail news. Download Newsletter here (PDF)

February 8, 2023 – Trail status update from Sudbury

Message from the Town of Sudbury:Here is an update on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail project as of February 8, 2023. Construction activity on Phase 2D of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail continues to progress forward. Preliminary vegetation clearing and

January 20, 2023 – Work on trail in Sudbury begins 1/23/23

From the Town of Sudbury:We are happy to announce that on Monday, January 23, 2023, A.A. Will Corporation and their subcontractor, Stanley Tree Service, will commence active vegetation clearing in the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Phase 2D corridor. This activity

October 16, 2022 – Trail Closure in Westford on October 20 & possibly October 21

The Town of Westford DPW will be temporarily closing the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Westford between Acton Road and Griffin Road, from Thursday, October 20, 2022 through Friday, October 21, 2022, to repair root intrusion along the trail. 

August 7, 2022 – Exciting News! Phase 2D in Sudbury is Advertised for Construction

This 4.4 mile section of trail in Sudbury from the Sudbury/Concord line to the MassCentral Rail Trail was advertised for construction in the Boston Globe on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The BFRT will be shovel-ready in Fall of 2022 and

May 24, 2022 – Sudbury progress and more updates in our Spring 2022 Newsletter

Sudbury Clears Final Hurdles The BFRT in Sudbury took three major steps forward as a result of articles passed at Town Meeting on May 3 and 4. First, the town approved articles for temporary construction easements, authorized the town to

May 12, 2022 – Phase 2B (Bridge over Route 2) Update

Phase 2B Update: The contractor has submitted a request to extend the completion date to November 30, 2022 due to the scheduling of weather-dependent activities. The staining and application of anti-graffiti material will take place later in May; the staining

May 10, 2022 – Sudbury Town Meeting approves 4 articles for rail trail

Sudbury Town Meeting approved all four articles needed for final approval of the trail.Below is a description of the articles. SELECT BOARD ARTICLES Articles 19 and 20 are for construction easements, which are necessary for constructionto begin.Article 19: One-time funding, estimated

May 7, 2022 – Starting 5/9 Trail Repair in Westford – Trail closed in the area of Greenwood Road

Beginning Monday, May 9, 2022, the Rail Trail will be closed in the area of Greenwood Road in order to complete drainage improvements along the trail.  This work is expected to take 1-2 weeks to complete.  This schedule is subject to

04/22/2022 – Vote “YES” for the BFRT on 4 Sudbury Town Meeting articles

Dear Sudbury Resident:Please attend Sudbury Town Meeting starting on May 2, 2022, and vote Yes on Articles18, 19, 47 & 48 to support construction of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. INTRODUCTION We are pleased to report that the pace of